The first real snow of the season fell today. There is just something about the freshly fallen snow that I love. I love the serenity it brings (that is before the plows come). I love its purity (before the dirt gets mixed in). And I love the blanket that it leaves behind (before we all stomp and play in it). I just really adore the winter (that is as long as the temperatures make it at least into the double digits!).